Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are serious infections that can negatively impact your physical and emotional health. While many STDs can be cured with antibiotics or managed with antiviral medications, others have no known cure.
Below, we discuss which STDs are curable and which are not.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 30 different types of viruses and bacteria that can be transmitted through sexual contact. Of these 30, eight are behind the most common STDs. And of these eight, only four are can be cured.
The four curable STDs include the following:
Just because these STDs are curable, however, does not mean they do not inflict significant harm on those who have been infected. If you've contracted an STD you will need to take antibiotics and antiviral medication, all of which have their own potential side effects; not to mention the embarrassment and stigma you may experience from being infected.
What STDs Can’t Be Cured?
Certain STDs remain with the host for the rest of their life. With these STDs, you can only manage your symptoms; you cannot cure them.
The four incurable STDs include the following:
Why STDs Are So Prevalent
The main reason why STD transmissions are still so prevalent is that many of them do not display visible symptoms. This means that the person carrying the infection may not even know they have it.
This is why it’s so important for every sexually active adult to undergo regular STD testing so they can be sure of their status. In California, it’s against the law not to inform a sexual partner of an STD they know they have, or should reasonably know they have.
Received an Unexpected STD? We’re Here to Help
If you received an unexpected STD transmission from a sexual partner who did not inform you that you were at risk of infection, you may be able to file an STD lawsuit against them for your pain and suffering.
At KMD Law, we can help you seek justice against your perpetrator while protecting your privacy. We know the physical, emotional, and financial turmoil that accompanies an STD. We want to help you move forward after this injustice.
Contact us today at (833) 456-3529 to schedule a consultation with our team.